Rhode Island


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Town Council asks AG for review of Blackstone Valley Prep loan
Jun 25, 6:45 AM: Councilor Stephanie Gemski said what BVP’s executive board did to take a loan designed for small businesses was “wrong and downright shameful,” noting that the mayoral academies have been unaffected by the impacts of the >
Providence school leaders: Our goals are attainable
Jun 24, 7:07 AM: Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Providence schools Superintendent Harrison Peters said Tuesday that they are laying out an ambitious agenda as they begin the turnaround process of the city’s struggling >
Infante-Green: Return to school in R.I. will involve hybrid of in-person and online classes
Jun 5, 6:53 AM: When classes begin again this fall, students will take a mix of online and in-person classes, and districts will have some flexibility over how they offer this hybrid model.
Hundreds of Rhode Island teachers face layoffs as districts grapple with the coronavirus fallout
Jun 2, 7:23 AM: Hundreds of public school teachers across Rhode Island are facing layoffs as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to wreak havoc on state and local budgets, and state leaders are offering few clues on how much aid districts >
R.I.’s charter schools face an ethical dilemma: Should they keep millions in federal loans that traditional districts can’t get?
May 21, 7:38 AM: On the other hand, traditional public schools aren’t eligible for loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and accepting the money would open charters to the common criticism that they >
Adventures in distance learning: How the education experiment is working in R.I.
Apr 22, 6:43 AM: With a scant two weeks to prepare, districts scrambled to come up with plans, and train teachers to use online applications. State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has praised educators and families for >
Attendance is up in Rhode Island schools as distance learning continues
Apr 15, 6:34 AM: On Wednesday, April 8, Providence Public Schools reported 100 percent attendance, compared to 86 percent the same day last year. Pawtucket saw a similar jump.
RI education commissioner: Distance learning is a 'whole state effort'
Apr 9, 8:25 AM: As she approaches her one-year anniversary as the top schools chief in Rhode Island, Angélica Infante-Green called the efforts by educators “heroic."
What does virtual learning look like for a special education teacher?
Apr 6, 7:28 AM: While there continue to be hiccups, Infante-Green has repeatedly praised teachers for stepping up to the challenge. In fact, her narrative on the capabilities of Providence teachers has done a 180-degree turn, from highly >
Raimondo stressing patience as students begin remote learning
Mar 23, 7:29 AM: Monday begins Rhode Island’s two-week remote learning period in the state and Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking parents, students and faculty for their cooperation.
As virus forces distance learning, some schools more prepared than others
Mar 19, 6:03 AM: As word came down to schools this week that the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 would likely continue for the near future, districts scrambled to create distance learning plans that would allow >
’There’s no playbook for this.’ Providence schools contend with another crisis
Mar 18, 6:24 AM: Now Peters is racing to implement a brand-new virtual learning strategy for 24,000 mostly low-income students — including acquiring tablets and laptops as well as internet access — while also trying to ensure that children >
Letter: Writer wants to demonize noble teachers and their unions
Mar 17, 7:32 AM: Every day, educators in Providence — and across this country — are doing the best they can to help their students thrive. Part of that means fighting for what their students need: the resources and supports to create safe >
Texts show tensions flaring between the teachers’ union and the state in the Providence schools takeover
Mar 2, 9:54 AM: In a series of testy text messages dating back to late December, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten appeared to warn Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to back off her public criticism of >
New supt. brings new school thinking to Providence
Feb 21, 6:44 AM: Harrison Peters, the school district’s new superintendent, arrived Thursday with a cheerleader’s spirit, a critical mind and a belief that meaningful change can’t come soon enough to the city’s troubled public schools. >
Editorial: A new attack on charters
Feb 11, 6:25 AM: The Rhode Island Senate tends to be very friendly to labor unions. So perhaps it is no surprise that the Senate Education Funding Formula Task Force recently unveiled a proposal that seems a naked favor to powerful >
Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts
Feb 10, 10:01 AM: Filed in November 2018, the lawsuit claims that the state of Rhode Island has violated students’ constitutional rights by failing to provide the necessary civic education to prepare students to effectively engage in a >
RI families, teachers rally in support of school choice
Jan 31, 7:26 AM: Students, parents and teachers gathered at the State House on Thursday to show their support for school choice as well as showcase different education options around Rhode Island.
The next big phase of the Providence schools takeover: Negotiating a union contract
Jan 30, 7:20 AM: Her request will soon be tested. As the community design teams go about their work, Infante-Green is now preparing for what will likely be the most consequential act of the state’s takeover of the capital city’s school >
House Republican leader disagrees with governor over education plan
Jan 16, 6:26 AM: House Republican Leader Blake Filippi said he didn't hear any fundamental education changes from the governor. "We already have one of the highest per pupil costs in the country and I don't know that throwing more money at >



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